The 49 Most Popular Books Ever

  1. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell
  2. Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov
  3. Ulysses (1922) by James Joyce
  4. The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Midnight’s Children (1981) by Salman Rushdie
  6. Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley
  7. The Sound and the Fury (1929) by William Faulkner
  8. The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck
  10. Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen
  11. Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy
  12. Invisible Man (1952) by Ralph Ellison
  13. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J.D. Salinger
  14. Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller
  15. One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  16. Gone with the Wind (1936) by Margaret Mitchell
  17. Clockwork Orange (1962) by Anthony Burgess
  18. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee
  19. The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  20. Crime and Punishment (1866) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  21. The Little Prince (1943) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  22. Les Miserables (1862) by Victor Hugo
  23. To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf
  24. On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac
  25. War and Peace (1869) by Leo Tolstoy
  26. Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison
  27. The Trial (1925) by Franz Kafka
  28. Animal Farm (1945) by George Orwell
  29. The Brothers Karamazov (1880) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  30. Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Bronte
  31. Lord of the Flies (1954) by William Golding
  32. Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
  33. Great Expectations (1861) by Charles Dickens
  34. The Master and Margarita (1973) by Mikhail Bulgakov
  35. The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus
  36. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll
  37. Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad
  38. Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  39. The Count of Monte Cristo (1845) by Alexandre Dumas
  40. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  41. Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes
  42. Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte
  43. East of Eden (1952) by John Steinbeck
  44. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) by Ken Kesey
  45. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde
  46. The Name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco
  47. The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood
  48. Middlemarch (1874) by George Eliot
  49. The Idiot (1869) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky